Alumni Spotlight: Julie Xu (2011-2016; New York)

May 19, 2021

To celebrate Cleary Gottlieb’s 75th anniversary, alumni around the globe are taking time to reflect on their experiences at the firm.

Julie Xu, General Counsel at Wag Labs in California, shared her thoughts below.

What lessons did you learn at Cleary that prepared you for your future career?

At Cleary, I learned to be a lawyer. I worked closely with talented partners who were generous with their time and trained me to be analytical, meticulous, agile, and creative. I also learned how to make effective and strategic decisions in the face of legal ambiguity, and then to present solutions to my clients simply and persuasively. I’m grateful to have started my legal career at Cleary, and I have carried all of these learnings to my in-house roles.

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